New Audit Announcements
Audit Initiated of DOT's Travel Card Program
The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is initiating an audit on the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Travel Card Program for the period December 1, 2018 through November 30, 2019. Authorized DOT employees are required to use the travel account for official Government travel expenses. Also, DOT uses the General Services Administration’s SmartPay®3 Program to enable authorized employees to make travel related purchases and payments on behalf of the Federal Government in support of their agency’s mission. In fiscal year 2018, DOT’s 37,272 travel account cardholders made 1.15 million purchases—totaling approximately $186 million—with their Government travel cards. Our audit objective is to determine whether the DOT’s internal controls for its travel card program are effectively designed and operating efficiently to prevent and detect travel card misuse and abuse.